Friday, February 27, 2015

Best Pirate, Privateer & High Seas Romances!

Who doesn’t love a good pirate or privateer saga? All that capturing, swashbuckling and romancing on the high seas—oh yes! Gets my blood boiling just thinking about it. While there are lots of pirate and privateer romances out there, not all are great ones. Here’s my list of those I have read and rated 4 or 5 stars. Some do not have pirates as such, but may have a swashbuckling sea captain or a privateer. In almost every case, part of the story takes place on the high seas.
·       A Kiss in the Wind by Jennifer Bray-Weber
·       A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey
·       A Pirate’s Pleasure from the North American Women trilogy by Heather Graham
·       Across a Moonlit Sea, The Iron Rose and Following Sea, Pirate Wolf trilogy by Marsha Canham
·       Bound by the Heart by Marsha Canham
·       Bride of the Baja by Jane Toombs (original author Jocelyn Wilde)
·       Broken Wing by Judith James
·       Call of the Sea by Rebecca Hart
·       Captain of My Heart by Danelle Harmon
·       Chance the Winds of Fortune by Laurie McBain
·       Crimson Rapture by Jennifer Horsman
·       Desire in Disguise by Rebecca Brandewyne
·       Desire in the Sun by Karen Robards
·       Devil's Embrace and Devil's Daughter by Catherine Coulter
·       Embrace and Conquer by Jennifer Blake
·       Fields of the Sun by Nadine Crenshaw
·       Fortune’s Flames by Janelle Taylor
·       Fortune’s Mistress and Fortune’s Bride by Judith E. French
·       Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
·       Island Flame and the sequel Sea Fire by Karen Robards
·       Lady of Fire by Valerie Vayle
·       Lady Vixen by Shirlee Busbee
·       Lord of the Sea by Danelle Harmon
·       Love of a Lioness by Sawyer Belle
·       Magic Embrace by Jennifer Horsman
·       Master of My Dreams by Danelle Harmon
·       Master of Seduction by Kinley MacGregor
·       My Wicked Pirate by Rona Sharon
·       Passion’s Joy and the sequel, Virgin Star by Jennifer Horsman
·       Passion’s Ransom by Betina Krahn
·       Perfume of Paradise by Jennifer Blake
·       Pirate’s Angel by Marsha Bauer
·       Pirate Royale by Cordia Byers
·       Sea Raven by Patricia McAllister
·       Sea Mistress by Candace McCarthy
·       Sea Mistress by Nancy Morse
·       Shadowheart by Laura Kinsale
·       Silver Storm by Cynthia Wright
·       Tainted Lilies by Becky Lee Weyrich
·       The Black Angel by Cordia Byers
·       The Captain of All Pleasures by Kresley Cole
·       The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss
·       The Game by Brenda Joyce
·       The Hawk and the Dove by Virginia Henley
·       The Hidden Heart by Laura Kinsale
·       The Pirate and the Pagan by Virginia Henley
·       The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries
·       The Pirate’s Widow by Sandra Du Bay
·       The Pride of the King by Amanda Hughes
·       The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shana Galen
·       The Storm and the Splendor by Jennifer Blake
·       The Wind and the Sea by Marsha Canham
·       The Windflower by Laura London (aka Sharon and Tom Curtis)
·       Till Dawn Tames the Night by Megan McKinney
·       Treasured Embrace by Marsha Bauer
·       Under Crimson Sails by Lynna Lawton
·       Velvet Chains by Constance O’Banyan
·       Wild Bells to the Wild Sky by Laurie McBain
·       With One Look by Jennifer Horsman

And, if you want to read a seafaring adventure with a handsome British privateer, a feisty American heroine and a real pirate, you might enjoy my own novel, Wind Raven!


  1. I saved the list, Regan, and anticipate having fun reading my way through it! (I had read a few of the books-- maybe more than I can say from a perusal of the titles, since I'm memory-challenged around book titles -- but there are many more to choose from!)

    1. Oh I am so glad you find it helpful, Judith! That's just why I started doing my best lists. You can see which I've rated 5 stars on Goodreads.

  2. Yes indeed, do not miss Wind Raven or Regan's latest novel due to release soon. It's adventure on the high seas as well. Thank you for including The Pride of the King, Regan!

    1. I loved Pride of the King, Amanda. And thanks for the kind words about Wind Raven and To Tame the Wind (the one coming this spring). More seafaring privateers!